I swear, I swear, I could not make this stuff up: North Carolina state University has developed a cybernetic cockroach. It's got a computer chip plugged into its nerves, and that lets the researchers control it.
Using a Microsoft Kinect.
Here's cyber-roach in action:
Now, you're probably thinking this is all a bit weird. But it isn't compared to this next bit:
You can order a kit for this on Kickstarter - you can make your own cyber-roach!
I think you have to catch a 'roach first.....
Think it's some sort of joke? I don't' blame you. Well here's the instruction video from YouTube: